§ 52. Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received about rate reform.607W
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I have received a large number of representations which seek either to reform or abolish the rating system. As we said in our White Paper "Rates"—Cmnd. 9008—after an extensive review, it is clear that there is no consensus in favour of any alternative. We are, however, carrying out a number of worthwhile improvements to the rating system; many of them are included in the Rates Bill.